Utah Heating Up But Streams Still Running Swift And Cold

Photo Courtesy: National Weather Service

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) – The first weekend in June is shaping up to be Utah’s hottest of 2016 and the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City wants it to be a safe and fun one for residents.

Weather forecasters have put out a bulletin with actions you can take to safely enjoy the unseasonably hot weather in many parts of the state and avoid the threats posed by cold and swift running streams and rivers.

Temperatures are predicted to hit triple digits in southern Utah and flirt with the low 90’s in the northern part of the state. So, the National Weather Service (NWS) is urging those heading outdoors to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear lightweight and light colored clothing
  • Schedule strenuous activities for early morning and evening hours
  • DO NOT leave children or pets unattended in vehicles
  • DO NOT leave pets outdoors for long periods of time without shade and a healthy supply of water

Even with a cool and overcast spring, Utah’s snowpack has been melting and that’s feeding streams and rivers with lots of cold water. In fact, the NWS is predicting the peak flows of the year throughout this weekend. So, residents are urged to:

  • Exercise caution near any streams/rivers
  • Monitor children and pets near all waterways
  • If you or your children happen to fall into a mountain-fed stream, seek help immediately since hypothermia can set in within minutes

It’s not quite summer but it will definitely feel like it this weekend in Utah. So, it’s important to listen to the experts and exercise caution while taking advantage of all the outdoor activities so close to home.


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